A loan of $875 helped to increase stock in her general store.


Leilah's story

Leilah M., age 49, is a widow with 7 children. She currently has 2 businesses: a shop where she sells food and other household items, and she owns a dalla-dalla (a public bus). She started these businesses in 2007 and 2005, respectively. Before starting these businesses, Leilah was a housewife and took care of her children. Her shop is open daily from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM, and she is able to earn a monthly profit of about $130, while she earns about $261 per month from the dalla-dalla.

Leilah has previously taken 4 loans from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used these loans to start her small shop and to later increase the stock in the shop. Now that she has paid back these loans successfully, she is hoping to receive another loan to continue to increase the supplies in her shop.



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